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Costly Financial Fees You May Not Know You're Paying

SAVING | By Dayana Yochim | Aug 25
Thanks to a new fee-disclosure rule from the Department of Labor, financial pros who offer retirement advice will have to disclose all costs associated with their services and products beginning in April.

Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Pay Off, But Should You?

By Alex Viega | Aug 20
It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest. Is it the soundest strategy?

Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Aug 20
With a budget you'll be more likely to set money aside for future needs, like retirement and emergencies.

Beating the Financial Heat

FINANCE | By The Debt Free Guys | Aug 13
Just when you thought you could clench your spending long enough to count to ten slowly, there's another season for laying out your cash, spread wide open before you.

Tips for Parents on Sports Participation and Spending

It's a natural desire for parents to support their child's dreams, no matter the cost. But experts say there are ways parents can make their kids' participation in sports more positive and avoid sacrificing their own financial security.

Planning Your Senior Years

FINANCE | By William E. Kelly | Jul 31
This is an intense process that cannot be taken lightly. It's one of financial, health and social projections encompass- ing weeks and months of soul searching, number crunching, priority-setting and harsh reality checks.

ABLE Accounts Help People with Disabilities Save

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 26
A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts.

Ask Brianna: How Should I Spend My First Full-Time Paycheck?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Jul 23
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.

Are Stocks the New Bonds? Why Investors Are Buying Now

FINANCE | By Marley Jay | Jul 18
As bond yields plunge to record lows and investors look for income, they're pouring money into stocks, sending the market to its own record highs.

Women More Likely Than Men to Face Poverty During Retirement

By Adam Allington | Jul 11
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.

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